Tuesday, February 1, 2011

FINALLY, A Soccer Post...

I've been very hesitant to write about Christen and her soccer tryouts for the school team. 

This year and last, tryouts were very tense.  I'll just leave it at that. 

This year, she made Varsity.  Time will only tell if she will actually get field time.  I've always told her to do her best, work hard and it will pay off. 

I will give my two cents worth of advice and THEN leave it at that:  If your child plays a sport or has some other kind of activity they are passionate about and want to develop their talent for that sport or activity, don't sit back and think their coaches, teachers, whoever are doing all they can do for your child.  We've learned that others won't take care of your child like you will (or like God does).  We used to sit back and wait on her travel coaches/programs to let us know of opportunities. 

Not anymore. 

She missed out on Olympic Development Training because we were given incorrect information. 

But, she also missed out on a HORRIBLE camp experience because we chose NOT to take their advice. 

Okay, NOW that's all I'm gonna say about that.  Ha!

So, I'm really excited that games will start soon.  And I'm praying the coach will recognize Christen's talent and put in her some games. 

We are in the market for a digital camcorder.  We have to start recording footage of Christen during game time to send to college coaches.  So hopefully, I'll be able to post some footage of her soon. 

Now to my Etsy store...  I was asked what all I would be selling.  In the begining, the pendants that you've seen on previous entries and I'll also be selling my paintings.  I also hope to sell some of my photographs. 

I live in a rural area.  Lots of cows, horses, pigs, chickens, fields, barns, etc, etc. to photograph. 

I'm quite proud of this picture I took of the water tower in town.  This one will be for sale in a 5x7 size, non-glossy. 

I'm still waiting on my shipping supplies to be shipped to me. 

crazy.  I know. 

But I'm anxious...  so I may just go ahead and open the store this weekend.

Once the store opens, I'll celebrate with a giveaway! 

I'll also be starting my new blog.  I thought I would phase this one out, but I don't think so. 

I want to keep it so I can devote it just to Christen.  She'll be graduating soon.  I know I will love to be able to look back on her Junior and Senior year.  :o)

Well..  I'm hungry...  So...  I'm out.....  Have a wonderful evening!!


Irritable Mother said...

And this last picture - with the Scripture? Will that be in your store? Looks like something you see in stores. I like it. :o)

Marie said...

The kid looks good! Have you two seen the movie, Bend it Like Beckham? Pretty darn good movie.

Sara K. said...

Love the action shots of your daughter playing soccer! I actually appreciated your sports advice too, as my boys are only 5 and 3 and we're just starting out in that arena (no pun intended).

Can't wait to see your etsy store!

nic said...

you know how much i relish these shots of christen playing the best sport on the planet! :) i hope she has a great year, and that coaches come a-scouting! you should be one proud mama.